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Face coverings in branches: FAQ

From today it is a legal requirement for customers to wear a face covering in retail environments in England. This includes banks, building societies, credit unions, post offices and money service businesses.

  • Date: 24 July 2020
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BSA comments on the Chancellor's summer economic update

Following today's statement from Chancellor Rishi Sunkak, the BSA makes the following comments.

  • Date: 08 July 2020
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BSA comments on National Housing Federation’s Homes at the Heart campaign

Paul Broadhead, BSA Head of Mortgages and Housing comments on the Homes at the Heart campaign release published on 1 July 2020 by the National Housing Federation.

  • Date: 02 July 2020
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Job insecurity is the biggest barrier to home ownership for the first time in a decade

Buyers state job insecurity as the biggest barrier to home ownership (65%) compared to 35% in March 2020), overtaking ‘raising a deposit’ (40%) for the first time in 10 years.

  • Date: 11 June 2020
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Building societies maintained a high market share of new approvals in Q1 2020, figures reveal

Released today, BSA lending and savings figures for Q1 2020 show that building societies maintained a high market share of new approvals in the quarter. At the end of March, the impact of Coronavirus was yet to make a significant impact on lending volumes.

  • Date: 01 June 2020
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BSA comments on today's announcements of support for mortgage borrowers

“We welcome today’s announcements by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and the FCA and the close collaboration between Treasury, lenders and regulators which has led to them."

  • Date: 22 May 2020
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BSA responds to Housing Secretary’s 13 May COBRA press briefing

In Wednesday’s daily press briefing, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced significant steps in reopening the England’s housing market by allowing people to move home and conduct property viewings – activities previously restricted by lockdown measures.

  • Date: 15 May 2020
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BSA comments on amended Lifetime ISA rules announced by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Following today’s announcement by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to amend Lifetime ISA (LISA) rules to help those affected by Coronavirus, Brian Morris, BSA Head of Savings Policy comments.

  • Date: 01 May 2020
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Lenders grant 1.6 million payment holidays to mortgage holders

One in seven mortgages are now covered by payment holidays following steps taken by lenders to help households whose finances have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Date: 28 April 2020
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BSA Conference rescheduled for 2021

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis the BSA 2020 Annual Conference has been rescheduled to May 2021.

  • Date: 20 April 2020
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